Jazz at the Taylor: Katy Miner Sextet

JAZZ AT THE TAYLOR The critically acclaimed Jazz at the Taylor series is back for 2020, featuring 6 concerts in the beautiful Taylor Theater. Discounted season pass available for a limited time only. Entering its fourth season, Lockport’s Kenan Center is pleased to announce “Jazz at the Taylor” as a six concert series, presenting an […]

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Ella Fitzgerald Documentary, “Ella: Just One of Those Things,” Is Worth Watching

The 2019 documentary about the life of the iconic Ella Fitzgerald has made its way to the United States and to the WNY region.  Ella: Just One of Those Things is available virtually through an arrangement with The Screening Room and its virtual cinema. The film is directed by Leslie Woodhead and produced by Reggie […]

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Joe P and Friends Jazz Trio

Two Buffalo Hall of Fame musicians and a soulful vocal stylist perform timeless standards and jazz from artists including Ella, Bennett, Sinatra, and more… Joe Paris – Trumpet Joe Baudo – Keyboards Denise Phillips Beehag – Vocals […]

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Roberta Gambarini’s Limited Edition Album, “Dedications”, Honors Ella Fitgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Carmen McRae

This past spring, Roberta Gambarini embarked on a tour throughout Japan.  A country that has fallen in love with the jazz vocalist from Turin, Italy.  The tour was dedicated to Michiko Hirayama, Gambarini’s vocal teacher for 20 years.  Hirayama was a legendary soprano in the world of classical music and beyond.  Before leaving for Japan, […]

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10 Albums Released In 1959 That Changed Jazz Forever

The year 1959 began with news that shook the world. On January 2, 1959, the Soviet Union rocketed the Lunik 1 space capsule into the sky. Awakening a new conscious in the world that included dual aspects of the promise of space travel and an increase threat from the Cold War. The year 1959 also […]

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JazzNotes: Jazz In The News

Stories about jazz in the news featuring Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and the Newport Jazz Festival. Verve and Impulse! Launch Vital Vinyl Jazz Reissue Series Paul Sexton – Verve and Impulse! Records have launched their new Vital Vinyl series with UMe, celebrating… Ella Fitzgerald’s Long-Undiscovered ‘Ella At The Shrine’ On Wide Release Paul Sexton – […]

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Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins And Other Jazz Artists Highlight 2019 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees

Each year, the GRAMMY® (The Recording Academy) selects twenty-five recordings comprised of singles and albums to induct into its growing Hall of Fame. This is the 46th year of the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame that now lists a total of 1,088 recordings. Recordings selected must be twenty-five years or older. This year, jazz is well […]

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Jazz in Town: JAZZ 100 Festival Celebrates Jazz Icons!

This week, we take time to celebrate the 100th Birthdays of some of most fondly remembered Jazz Icons in the history of jazz.  Celebrations include remembering Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie.  Highlighted by the appearance of international jazz artist and star, jazz pianist Elio Villafranca. Highlights JAZZ 100 Festival Presented by JazzBuffalo, in […]

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Jazz In Town: Pausing to Remember

We pause briefly to remember one of the legends of jazz in Buffalo jazz history – drummer Lou Marino.  Lou Marino passed away at the age of 80 years old.  Leaving behind a trail of impactful mentoring, memorable performances, many friends, and family.  A very humble man with a rich history who always had time […]

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Jazz In Town: Ambassadors Of Jazz Visit Buffalo

Buffalo gets a visit this weekend from one of the top ambassadors of jazz – Wynton Marsalis.  And, from notable ambassadors such as Wycliffe Gordon and in the free jazz world – Charles Gayle.  There is plenty of jazz in the area this week and beyond. Highlights Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis, […]

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